Rev. Ann RobinsDistrict Superintendent 

 

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 26384
Knoxville, TN 37912

Physical Location:
5121 Camelia Road
Knoxville, TN 37912

Office Hours: Please call 865-470-7005 to schedule an appointment.
 

Administrative Assistant:
Mary Hawkins 

Phone: (865) 470-7005 

The Tennessee Valley District is home to 81 United Methodist Churches in the greater Knoxville and surrounding areas of Knox, Roane, Anderson, Morgan, Scott, Campbell, Claiborne, Loudon, and Union Counties.  


List of Tennessee Valley District Churches

Concord UMC creates anti-racism resource to share with other churches

Part 2 begins August 30



KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Concord United Methodist Church wants to share a newly created resource with other congregations wishing to join the work of dismantling racism in 2020.

Building Bridges: Combatting Racial Injustice” is a four-part series including Concord leaders and church members as they work together to learn past and current realities and to plan next steps.

“It is suited for online or in-person discussion groups,” said the Rev. Wil Cantrell, senior associate pastor. “Our goal was always to produce a course which would engage our people and become a free, easy-to-use resource for other churches.”
Rev. Wil Cantrell introduces the series' guiding book.



The “Building Bridges” web page provides video introductions for each session, PDF guides to help discussion leaders, and a video of the sermon that initially recruited more than 100 participants to the class.

On Aug. 30, Concord kicks off the next series, “Building Bridges Part 2: Moving From Ally to Accomplice.” These sessions will be led by Frank Cuevas, vice chancellor for student life at University of Tennessee; and Dorian McCoy, director of diversity and engagement at the College of Education, Health, and Human Services, University of Tennessee.

Concord invites all to participate in “Building Bridges Part 2” by signing up at https://concordumc.com/buildingbridges/

“Our vision was to create a quality resource churches of all sizes could use at no cost to help with these important conversations,” Cantrell said.
 
Concord members work through racial injustice questions.